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6 hours ago, Mark92131 said:

 

Welcome to 1976 BMW 2002 ownership in California.  Every 2 years you will need a smog check for your 1976 and newer cars unless pending legislation pushes the cutoff date forward.  Finding a "friendly" smog shop in your area is a possibility, (I would check some of the hot rod or tuner forums), but they aren't going to commit fraud and risk losing their license.  In some cases, the "friendly" independent shops I have dealt with would cut me some slack on the visual inspection (not having a stock air cleaner and summer box connection), while others are extremely diligent that everything needs to be correct before the sniff test.  Now that these tests are subject to an idle test and a dyno test for emissions, they are much harder to pass.

 

If I were in your shoes, I would hook up your existing smog setup, (replace the smog pump to gulp valve hose), confirm that all the valves on the firewall were hooked up according to the emission diagram, replace the spark plugs, set the dwell and timing, lean out the carb and try to pass.  If you pass, you are home free, if you don't, you will need to re-evaluate your situation and decide to fix the issues or punt.

 

IMHO,

 

 

Mark92131

Okay ill do that.

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51 minutes ago, ronniebeck said:

does anyone know where i can find a list of all the smog parts needed for 76 california?

A Chiltons manual as well as the emissions decal in the engine bay (if still there) will show you the schematic calling out the parts. 

 

I have a bunch of SMOG stuff like a thermo reactor manifold, air pump and bracket, diverter valve, the piping, gas canister, relays, etc... When you know or figure out what's missing and what you need, shoot me a PM 

 

I also have a CARB approved bolt-on Weber carb tag to ward off those Voodoo smog techs. 

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2 hours ago, conkitchen said:

A Chiltons manual as well as the emissions decal in the engine bay (if still there) will show you the schematic calling out the parts. 

 

I have a bunch of SMOG stuff like a thermo reactor manifold, air pump and bracket, diverter valve, the piping, gas canister, relays, etc... When you know or figure out what's missing and what you need, shoot me a PM 

 

I also have a CARB approved bolt-on Weber carb tag to ward off those Voodoo smog techs. 

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THANK YOU so much! im not exactly sure what is i need. Most likely the carburetor, if its in good working order, maybe the manifold. i will def let you know when or if i need anything to fight the smog voodoo

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I see you bought that $1,500 76 out of Half Moon Bay. 

Recaros and a sport wheel not to mention it runs. 

Nice buy, if not for the parts alone. 

I thought about it for a minute, then came to my senses. 

 

FYI, the Weber CARB "tag" is just that, the tag which attaches to the carburetor and shows it is CA legal. 

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I too considered that '76, just for the Recaro's, steering wheel and door panels.  But then sanity, in the form of "wife", intervened :-)

 

Oddly, the posting is still up on CL.

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I see you bought that $1,500 76 out of Half Moon Bay. 

Recaros and a sport wheel not to mention it runs. 

Nice buy, if not for the parts alone. 

I thought about it for a minute, then came to my senses. 

 

FYI, the Weber CARB "tag" is just that, the tag which attaches to the carburetor and shows it is CA legal. 


Hahah yeah I actually live in half moon bay. So theoretically I could buy a carb tag and put it on there



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I too considered that '76, just for the Recaro's, steering wheel and door panels.  But then sanity, in the form of "wife", intervened :-)

 

Oddly, the posting is still up on CL.


Hahaha, that almost happened to me to. But in my case it was my dad. A lot of convincing lol.


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